Alec Baldwin

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Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin at the 2010 SAG Awards.jpg
Baldwin at the 2010 SAG Awards
Born Alexander Rae Baldwin III
(1958-04-03) April 3, 1958 (age 56)
Amityville, New York, U.S.
Alma mater

New York University

George Washington University (attended)
Occupation Actor, producer, comedian
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s)
Children Ireland Baldwin
Carmen Baldwin
Relatives Stephen Baldwin (brother)
Daniel Baldwin (brother)
William Baldwin (brother)
Website
www.alecbaldwin.com

Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958)[1] is an American actor, film producer, and comedian who has appeared on film, stage, and television. He is the eldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all well-known actors, and a member of the Baldwin family.

Baldwin first gained recognition appearing on seasons six and seven of the CBS television drama Knots Landing, in the role of Joshua Rush. He has since played both leading and supporting roles in films such as Beetlejuice (1988), The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Marrying Man (1991), The Shadow (1994), The Aviator (2004) and The Departed (2006). His performance in the 2003 film The Cooler garnered him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination.

From 2006 to 2013, he starred as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, receiving critical acclaim for his performance and winning two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for his work on the show, making him the male performer with the most SAG Awards.

Baldwin is a columnist for The Huffington Post. He was host of MSNBC's Up Late with Alec Baldwin, which lasted for five episodes until he was fired on November 26, 2013.[2]

Early life[edit]

Baldwin was born in Amityville, Long Island, New York,[1][3][4][5] the eldest son of Carol Newcomb (née Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr. (October 26, 1927 – April 15, 1983),[6] a high school history/social studies teacher and football coach.[1] Alec and his siblings were raised as Roman Catholics.[7] They are of English, Irish, Scottish, French, and German ancestry.[8][9][10] He has three younger brothers, Daniel, William, and Stephen, who also became actors. Alec also has two sisters: Mrs. Beth Keuchler (born 1955) and Mrs. Jane Sasso (born 1965).[11]

Baldwin attended Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa,[9] and played football there under Coach Bob Reifsnyder, who is in the College Football Hall of Fame. He also practiced with his father's high school rifle team, which shot .22 caliber smallbore rifles in the basement range at the Massapequa High School. In New York City, Baldwin worked as a busboy at the famous disco Studio 54. From 1976 to 1979, he attended George Washington University, afterwards transferring to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied with, among others, Geoffrey Horne and Mira Rostova at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute,[3] and, later still, being accepted as a member of the Actors Studio.[12] Baldwin would eventually return to NYU in 1994, graduating with a BFA that year. On May 12, 2010, he gave a commencement address at New York University and was awarded a Doctor of Fine Arts degree, honoris causa.[13]

Career[edit]

Stage[edit]

Baldwin made his Broadway debut in 1986, in a revival of Joe Orton's Loot alongside Zoë Wanamaker, Željko Ivanek, Joseph Maher and Charles Keating.[14] This production closed after three months. His other Broadway credits include Caryl Churchill's Serious Money with Kate Nelligan and a revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, for which his performance as Stanley Kowalski garnered a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor. Baldwin also received an Emmy nomination for the 1995 television version of the production, in which both he and Jessica Lange reprised their roles, alongside John Goodman and Diane Lane. In 1998, Baldwin played the title role in Macbeth at the Public theater alongside Angela Bassett and Liev Schreiber in a production directed by George C. Wolfe. In 2004, Baldwin starred in a revival of Twentieth Century with Anne Heche.

On June 9, 2005, he appeared in a concert version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific at Carnegie Hall. He starred as Luther Billis, alongside Reba McEntire as Nellie and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Emile. The production was taped and telecast by PBS on April 26, 2006. In 2006, Baldwin made theater news in Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway revival of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane. In 2010, Baldwin starred opposite Sam Underwood in a critically acclaimed revival of Peter Shaffer's Equus, directed by Tony Walton at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York.[citation needed]

Baldwin has returned to Broadway as Harold in Orphans. The show, which opened April 18, 2013, was also to have starred Shia LaBeouf as Treat,[15] but LaBoeuf left the production in rehearsals and was replaced by Ben Foster.[16][17]

Television[edit]

Baldwin's first acting role was as Billy Aldrich on the NBC daytime soap opera The Doctors from 1980 to 1982. In fall 1983, he starred in the short-lived television series Cutter to Houston. He went on to appear as the brother of Valene Ewing and son of Lilimae Clements (played by Joan Van Ark and Julie Harris, respectively) on Knots Landing from 1984–85. In 1986, Baldwin starred in Dress Gray, a four-hour made-for-television miniseries, as an honest cadet sergeant who tries to solve the mystery of a murdered gay classmate.[18] In 1998, Baldwin became the third narrator and George Carlin's replacement for the fifth and sixth seasons of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends. Baldwin left the series in 2003 as he got the role of Lawrence Quinn in The Cat in the Hat (film) and was replaced by Michael Brandon.

In 2002, he appeared on two episodes of Friends as Phoebe Buffay's overly enthusiastic love interest, Parker. He also portrayed a recurring character in a number of episodes in seasons 7 and 8 of Will & Grace, in which he played Malcolm – a "top secret agent" and the lover of Karen Walker (Megan Mullally). He also guest-starred in the first live episode of the series. Baldwin wrote an episode of Law & Order entitled "Tabloid", which aired in 1998. He played Dr. Barrett Moore, a retired plastic surgeon, in the series Nip/Tuck. He starred as Jack Donaghy on NBC's 30 Rock, which first aired October 2006. He met his future co-stars Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan while appearing on Saturday Night Live, and is one of only two actors to whom Lorne Michaels has extended a standing offer to host the show should their schedules permit (the other being Christopher Walken). Since season 3, Baldwin was credited as producer of the show.

Baldwin has won two Emmy Awards,[19] two Golden Globe awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role. Baldwin received his second Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Television Comedy or Musical as Jack Donaghy in 2008, marking his seventh Primetime Emmy nomination and first win. He won again in 2009.[citation needed]

Baldwin joined TCM's The Essentials Robert Osborne as co-host beginning in March 2009.[20][21] In 2009, Baldwin appeared in a series of commercials for Hulu that premiered during the Super Bowl broadcast.[citation needed] In 2010, Baldwin made a five-second cameo appearance with comedian Andy Samberg in a musical video titled "Great Day" featured on the bonus DVD as part of Lonely Island's album Turtleneck & Chain.[citation needed]

Baldwin co-hosted the 82nd Academy Awards with Steve Martin in 2010.[22] He has hosted Saturday Night Live 16 times through the season-37 premiere on September 24, 2011, and holds the record for most times hosting the show.[23] Since 2010, Baldwin has appeared in a television campaign for Capital One Bank, the proceeds of which ($10.5 million) he has donated to various charities, mostly in the arts.[citation needed] On February 4, 2012, he hosted the 2011 NFL Honors awards show.[24] Baldwin also hosted the second show on February 2, 2013.[25] In August 2013, it was announced that Baldwin was getting his own weekly show in MSNBC's primetime lineup. It was set to run on Friday at 10 p.m. ET.[26] On September 5, 2013, MSNBC officially announced Baldwin's show would be called Up Late with Alec Baldwin.[27] On November 26, 2013, the program was cancelled after only five episodes,[2] due in part to a street tirade captured on video. TMZ claimed Baldwin's unintelligible insult toward the videographer was "cocksucking fag".[28] Though the video clearly shows Baldwin mumbling "cocksucking f....", the second word in his insult is unclear. He was fired for this incident anyway.[29][30] Baldwin, who denied that he used the word "fag," later cited this incident as a major turning point in his public life.[31]

Film[edit]

Baldwin made his film debut with a minor role in the 1987 film Forever, Lulu. In 1988, he appeared in Beetlejuice and Working Girl. He gained further recognition as a leading man with his role as Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (1990).

Baldwin met his future wife Kim Basinger when they played lovers in the 1991 film The Marrying Man. Next, Baldwin played a ferocious sales executive in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), a part added to the film version of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play (including the monologue "Coffee's for closers"). Later that year, he starred in Prelude to a Kiss with Meg Ryan, which was based on the Broadway play. The film received a lukewarm reception by critics and grossed only $22 million worldwide.[32] In 1993, he starred with Nicole Kidman in the thriller Malice. He appeared with Basinger again in The Getaway, a 1994 remake of the 1972 Steve McQueen film of the same name.

Also in 1994, Baldwin made a foray into pulp fiction-based movies with the role of the title character in The Shadow. The film made $48 million. In 1996 and 1997, Baldwin continued to work in several thrillers including The Edge, The Juror and Heaven's Prisoners.

Baldwin shifted towards character acting, beginning with Pearl Harbor in 2001. He played Lt. Col. James Doolittle in the film, which, with a worldwide box office of $449,220,945, remains the highest grossing film Baldwin has appeared in during his acting career.[33] Baldwin was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in the 2003 gambling drama The Cooler.[3] He appeared in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (2004) and The Departed (2006).[3] In 2006, he starred in the film Mini's First Time. He performed opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in Suburban Girl (2007). Two years later, he co-starred in the hit romantic comedy It's Complicated with Meryl Streep and Steve Martin.

Baldwin directed and starred in The Devil and Daniel Webster with Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Dan Aykroyd in 2001.[34] The then-unreleased film became an asset in a federal bank fraud trial when investor Jed Barron was convicted of bank fraud while the movie was in production. The film eventually was acquired by The Yari Group without Baldwin's involvement.[35]

In 2007, the Yari Film Group announced it would give the film, now titled Shortcut to Happiness, a theatrical release in the spring and cable film network Starz! announced it had acquired pay TV rights for the film. Shortcut to Happiness was finally released in 2008. Baldwin, displeased with the way the film had been cut in post-production, demanded that his directorial credit be changed to the pseudonym "Harry Kirkpatrick".[36]

Radio[edit]

On January 12, 2009, Baldwin became the host of The New York Philharmonic This Week, the nationally broadcast radio series of the New York Philharmonic.[37] He has recorded two nationally distributed public service radio announcements on behalf of the Save the Manatee Club.[38]

On October 24, 2011, WNYC public radio released the first episode of Baldwin's new podcast Here's the Thing, a series of interviews with public figures including artists, policy makers and performers. The first two episodes featured actor Michael Douglas and political consultant Ed Rollins.[39] Here's the Thing was developed for Alec Baldwin by Lu Olkowski, Trey Kay, Kathy Russo and Emily Botein.[40]

Personal life[edit]

Baldwin with Kim Basinger at the 1994 César Awards ceremony in Paris.

Marriages[edit]

In 1990, Baldwin met his future wife, actress Kim Basinger, when they played lovers in the film The Marrying Man.[41] They married in 1993[42] and had a daughter, Ireland, in 1995.[43]

On January 12, 2001, Basinger filed for a divorce,[44] which was finalized in 2002.[45]

In summer 2011, Baldwin began dating Hilaria Thomas, a Spanish instructor with Yoga Vida in Manhattan.[46][47][48] Baldwin and Thomas moved from the Upper West Side to Greenwich Village that August.[49][50][51] The couple became engaged in April 2012[46] and married on June 30, 2012, at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City.[52] They have one daughter together who was born in August 2013.[53]

1995 Photographer incident[edit]

In October 1995, Baldwin allegedly assaulted a photographer for videotaping his wife, Kim Basinger, and their 3-day-old daughter. The couple were returning from the hospital and were confronted by the photographer outside their Los Angeles home. Whoopi Goldberg praised Baldwin for his actions during her opening monologue while hosting the 68th Academy Awards.[54][55]

Runway incident[edit]

In December 2011, Baldwin was on an American Airlines flight at Los Angeles airport, and playing Words with Friends on his phone while waiting for takeoff. When instructed to put away the "electronic device" by the flight attendant, he reportedly became belligerent, and was eventually removed from the plane. He later publicly apologized to the passengers who were delayed but not the airline or federal regulators.[56]

A 2012 commercial for Capital One credit cards, for which Baldwin is a spokesperson, makes humorous reference to the event: A Viking character from the ad series asks about the phone Baldwin is using, to which Baldwin facetiously replies that it is not to be used on the runway, ending with a chiding "No!" A commercial for Best Buy also humorously referenced the event: Words With Friends co-creators Paul Bettner and David Bettner are on a plane and are interrupted by a flight attendant looking down at them, clearing her throat and signaling them to put their phones away.

Baldwin also made a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update segment posing as the captain of the plane from which he was removed.

A Promise to Ourselves[edit]

In 2008, Baldwin and Mark Tabb published their book A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce, which chronicles Baldwin's seven-year battle to remain a part of his daughter's life.[57][58]

Baldwin contends that after their separation in December 2000, his former wife, Kim Basinger, endeavored to deny him access to his daughter by refusing to discuss parenting,[59] blocking visitation,[60] not providing telephone access,[61] not following court orders,[62] not dropping their daughter off for reasons of convenience,[63] and directly lobbying the child.[64] He contends she spent over $1.5 million in the effort.[65]

Baldwin called this parental alienation syndrome.[66] Baldwin has called the attorneys in the case "opportunists" and has characterized Basinger's psychologists as part of the "divorce industry". He has faulted them more than Basinger, and writes, "In fact, I blame my ex-wife least of all for what has transpired. She is a person, like many of us, doing the best she can with what she has. She is a litigant, and therefore, one who walks into a courtroom and is never offered anything other than what is served there. Nothing off the menu, ever."[67]

Baldwin wrote that he has spent over a million dollars,[68] has had to put time aside from his career,[69] has had to travel extensively,[70] and needed to find a house in California (he lived in New York),[71] so he could stay in his daughter's life.[57]

Baldwin contended that after seven years of these issues, he hit a breaking point, and on April 11, 2007, left an angry voicemail message in response to another unanswered arranged call in which Baldwin called his daughter a "rude, thoughtless little pig".[72] He contends that the tape was sold to TMZ, which released the recording despite laws against publishing media related to a minor without the permission of both parents.[73] Baldwin admitted he made a mistake, but asked not to be judged as a parent based on a bad moment.[74] He later admitted to Playboy in June 2009 that he contemplated suicide over the voice mail that leaked to the public. Of the incident, he said "I spoke to a lot of professionals, who helped me. If I committed suicide, [ex-wife Kim Basinger's side] would have considered that a victory. Destroying me was their avowed goal."[75]

During the autumn of 2008, Baldwin toured in support of the book, speaking about his experiences related in it.[76][77][78][79]

Stalking incident[edit]

Genevieve Sabourin, identified as a Canadian actress, was charged with aggravated harassment and stalking of Alec Baldwin.[80] Police sources told the New York Post that Sabourin allegedly sent emails and text messages to the 30 Rock star saying she loved him and wanted to have his baby, as well as asking for money.[81] Sabourin met Baldwin on the set of 2002′s The Adventures of Pluto Nash, in which the actor had a cameo. Sabourin is credited on IMDb as part of the crew. Baldwin filed stalking charges in 2012. She was first arrested in April 2012 and detained for 36 hours, and again in November and released on $5,000 bail for violating a restraining order against her contacting Baldwin and his wife. Sabourin rejected a plea offer and was tried in May 2013.

Political views[edit]

Baldwin serves on the board of People for the American Way. He is an animal rights activist, and a strong supporter of PETA,[82][83] for which he has done work that includes narrating the video entitled Meet Your Meat.[84] His wife has joined the cause, fronting for PETA's Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide.[85] Baldwin also lent his support to the Save the Manatee Club by donating his time to record several public service announcements for the group, which had contacted him following his role in "Bonfire of the Manatees", an episode of The Simpsons in which he was the voice of a biologist working to save the endangered mammals.[86]

During his appearance on the comedy late night show Late Night with Conan O'Brien on December 12, 1998, eight days before President Bill Clinton was to be impeached, Baldwin said, "If we were in another country ... we would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families, for what they're doing to this country."[87] Baldwin later apologized for the remarks, and the network explained it was meant as a joke and promised not to rerun it.[88]

Baldwin said in a 2006 interview with The New York Times that if he did become involved in electoral politics, he would prefer to run for Governor of New York. When asked if he were qualified for the office, Baldwin responded that he considered himself more qualified than California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.[89] In June 2011, The Daily reported that Baldwin was mulling a 2013 run for Mayor of New York City in the wake of a potential early race shakeup after candidate Congressman Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal.[90] However, on December 21, 2011, Baldwin said he was abandoning plans to run for the office and would instead continue in his role on 30 Rock.[91]

In February 2009, Baldwin spoke out to encourage state leaders to renew New York's tax break for the film and television industry, stating that if the "tax breaks are not reinstated into the budget, film production in this town is going to collapse and television production is going to collapse and it's all going to go to California".[92]

During the 2011 Emmy Awards, Baldwin was slated to appear in a taped skit. However, the producers of the show cut a portion of the skit containing a reference to Rupert Murdoch and the News International phone hacking scandal. Baldwin told Access Hollywood Live that he asked them not to air his performance. Producers complied and he was replaced with Leonard Nimoy.[93]

Despite demonstrating strong political beliefs throughout his career, in October 2013 Baldwin announced that he would not donate money to political candidates while hosting his talk show, Up Late with Alec Baldwin, on MSNBC in accordance with the company's policy.[94] On November 26, 2013, Baldwin's talk show was cancelled due to his alleged use of an offensive, anti-gay epithet to describe a reporter and for his alleged abuse of colleagues at NBC's headquarters.[2]

Awards[edit]

Wins[edit]

Nominations[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Dress Grey Rysam Slaight
1987 Forever, Lulu Buck
1988 She's Having a Baby Davis McDonald
1988 Beetlejuice Adam Maitland
1988 Married to the Mob Frank de Marco
1988 Working Girl Mick Dugan
1988 Talk Radio Dan
1989 Great Balls of Fire! Jimmy Swaggart
1989 Tong Tana Narrator Documentary film
1990 Hunt for Red October, TheThe Hunt for Red October Jack Ryan
1990 Miami Blues Frederick J. Frenger Jr.
1990 Alice Ed
1991 Marrying Man, TheThe Marrying Man Charley Pearl
1992 Prelude to a Kiss Peter Hoskins
1992 Glengarry Glen Ross Blake
1993 Malice Dr. Jed Hill
1994 Getaway, TheThe Getaway Carter 'Doc' McCoy
1994 Shadow, TheThe Shadow Lamont Cranston/The Shadow
1995 Two Bits Narrator
1996 Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick Narrator Documentary film
1996 Juror, TheThe Juror Teacher
1996 Heaven's Prisoners Dave Robicheaux Also executive producer
1996 Looking for Richard Clarence Documentary film
1996 Ghosts of Mississippi Bobby DeLaughter
1997 Edge, TheThe Edge Robert Green
1998 Thick as Thieves Mackin, The Thief
1998 Mercury Rising Lt. Col. Nicholas Kudrow
1999 Confession, TheThe Confession Roy Bleakie Also producer
1999 Notting Hill Jeff King
1999 Outside Providence Old Man Dunphy
1999 Scout's Honor Todd Fitter Short film
2000 Acting Class, TheThe Acting Class Himself
2000 Thomas & the Magic Railroad Mr. Conductor Also narrator
2000 State and Main Bob Barrenger Also executive producer
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
2001 Pearl Harbor Lt. Col. James Doolittle
2001 Cats & Dogs Butch Voice role
2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Capt. Gray Edwards Voice role
2001 Royal Tenenbaums, TheThe Royal Tenenbaums Narrator Voice role
2002 Adventures of Pluto Nash, TheThe Adventures of Pluto Nash M.Z.M.
2003 Cooler, TheThe Cooler Sheldon "Shelly" Kaplow National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There
2003 Cat in the Hat, TheThe Cat in the Hat Lawrence "Larry" Quinn Nominated—Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
2003 Walking with Cavemen Narrator Documentary film
2003 Brighter Days Himself Short film
2004 Along Came Polly Stan Indursky
2004 Double Dare Documentary film
2004 Last Shot, TheThe Last Shot Joe Devine
2004 Aviator, TheThe Aviator Juan Trippe Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2004 SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, TheThe SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Dennis (Plankton's hired hitman) Voice role
2005 Elizabethtown Phil DeVoss
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Jack McCallister
2006 Mini's First Time Martin
2006 Departed, TheThe Departed Capt. George Ellerby National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2006 Running with Scissors Norman Burroughs
2006 Good Shepherd, TheThe Good Shepherd Sam Murach
2007 Suburban Girl Archie Knox
2007 Brooklyn Rules Caesar Manganaro
2007 Shortcut to Happiness Jabez Stone Also director
2008 My Best Friend's Girl Professor Turner
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Makunga Voice role
2008 Lymelife Mickey Bartlett Also producer
2008 Journey to the Edge of the Universe Narrator Voice role
2009 My Sister's Keeper Campbell Alexander
2009 It's Complicated Jacob Adler National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2011 Hick Beau
2012 Rock of Ages Dennis Dupree
2012 To Rome with Love John
2012 Rise of the Guardians Nicholas St. North (Santa Claus) Voice role
2013 Blue Jasmine[95] Harold "Hal" Francis
2013 Seduced and Abandoned Himself Documentary. Also Producer
2015 Still Alice Dr. John Howland Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1980–82 Doctors, TheThe Doctors Billy Allison Aldrich
1983 Cutter to Houston Dr. Hal Wexler
1984 Sweet Revenge Major Alex Breen
1984–86 Knots Landing Joshua Rush Cast member, seasons 6 & 7: 40 episodes
1985 Hotel Dennis Medford Episode: "Distortions"
1985 Love on the Run Sean Carpenter
1986 Dress Gray Rysam 'Ry' Slaight Miniseries
1987 Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory, TheThe Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory Colonel William B. Travis
1990–2011 Saturday Night Live Host/various roles Has record for most times hosted - 16 times
1995 Streetcar Named Desire, AA Streetcar Named Desire Stanley Kowalski Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
1998 Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons Himself Voice Role
Episode: "When You Dish Upon A Star"
1998 Storytime with Thomas Narrator Voice Role
1998–2003 Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Narrator Voice Role
2000 Nuremberg Justice Robert H. Jackson Miniseries
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
2000–01 Clerks: The Animated Series Leonardo Leonardo Voice Role
6 episodes
2002 Friends Parker Episodes: "The One in Massapequa", "The One with the Tea Leaves"
2002 Path to War Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense Television film
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
2003 Walking with Cavemen Himself Episodes: "Blood Brothers", "First Ancestors", "Savage Family", "The Survivors"
2003 Second Nature Paul Kane
2003 Dreams & Giants Himself Host
2004 Johnny Bravo Himself Voice role
Episode: "Johnny Bravo Goes to Hollywood"
2004 The Fairly OddParents Adult Timmy Turner Voice role
Episode: "Channel Chasers"
2004 Nip/Tuck Dr. Barret Moore Episode: "Joan Rivers"
2004 Las Vegas Jack Keller Episodes: "Degas Away with It", "Hellraisers & Heartbreakers"
2005 Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons Dr. Caleb Thorn Voice Role
Episode: "Bonfire of the Manatees"
2005 Will & Grace Malcolm Episodes: "The Hole Truth", "Seems Like Old Times", "The Old Man and the Sea", "Alive and Schticking", "Friends with Benefits", "Kiss and Tell"
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor – Comedy Series (2005–06)
2006 Great Performances Luther Billis Episode: "'South Pacific' in Concert from Carnegie Hall"
2006–2013 30 Rock Jack Donaghy Produced five episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Comedy Series (2008–09)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2006, 2008–09)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series (2006–12)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (2007, 2010–13)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012)
2010 82nd Academy Awards Co-Host TV special
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program
2010 Marriage Ref, TheThe Marriage Ref Guest Judge Episodes: "Pilot", "Episode 5"
2010 Barefoot Contessa Himself Episode: "Sweet Charity"
2011 Frozen Planet Narrator VoiceRole
Series 1-6, Discovery Channel version
2012 Live With Kelly Guest Co-Host March 1, 2012
2012 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Himself Episode: "Just a Lazy Shiftless Bastard"
2013 Up Late with Alec Baldwin Host 5 episodes
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jimmie MacArthur Episode: "Criminal Stories"

See also[edit]

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